Student News


If you are currently a Bennington student and have any exciting news about work you have published, conferences you have attended, fellowships you have received, or anything else pertaining to you and literature and writing outside the college, please email Michael Dumanis at and let us know!

Summer and Fall 2014

Ryan Baltor ’17 and Layne Eckensberger ’17 both attended the inaugural summer session of the Ashbery Home School Writers’ Retreat in Hudson, NY, where they studied with poets Adam Fitzgerald, Tracy K. Smith, and others:

Katie Foster ’15 published four poems in the online journal Electric Cereal

Katie Foster ’15 published two poems in the online journal new wave vomit

Congratulations to Molly Kirschner ’16 for her forthcoming chapbook Hard Proof of Love, to be published in Santa Fe, New Mexico, by Red Mountain Press!

Molly Kirschner ’16 has four poems in The September/October issue of The Legendary:

Molly Kirschner ’16′s poem “Blackness” is forthcoming in a future issue of Rufous City Review

Molly Kirschner ’16 published two poems in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of River Poets Journal

Jeva Lange ’15 reviewed Edan Lepucki’s bestselling novel California in Electric Literature

Jeva Lange ’15 published her interview with writer Katherine Faw Morris in Vice Magazine:

Jeva Lange ’15 wrote nine online articles over the summer for Gothamist (

Bruna Lobato ’15, Devon Walker-Domine ’15, and Sasha Wiseman ’15 each received a Bennington Undergraduate Writing Fellowship (alongside recent graduates Julian Delacruz ’14 and Anais Duplan ’14), enabling them to participate as students in a summer session of the Bennington MFA Creative Writing Program:

Nicolette Polek ’16 published her story “Sabbatical” in the Fall 2014 issue of Pacifica Literary Review

Mai Tran ’16 interviewed Young Adult author G. Neri about his novel Knockout Games for Kirkus Reviews

Devon Walker-Domine ’15 published her poem “Visitation” in the summer issue of Permafrost:

Devon Walker-Domine ’15 has a flash fiction piece forthcoming with Tin House.

Thisuri Wanniarachchi ’17 was recently interviewed by The Sunday Times of Sri Lanka about her second novel, Terrorist’s Daughter

Sasha Wiseman ’15 published two essays in the L.A. Review of Books. One essay, “Facts and Dreams,” is a review of Jenny Offill’s novel Department of Speculation ( The other, “Into the Wardrobe,” is a review of the recently published fashion literature compendium Women in Clothes (

Katie Yee ’17 has started freelance writing for LIFE magazine on Here’s the link to the handful of posts she has already written (more to come soon):

Katie Yee ’17 has become an assistant editor at Tweed’s Magazine of Literature and Art (